Restored cave hotel in Cappadocia.
Former prison and monastic cell cave house.
Gamirasu is an exquisitely restored eighteen-room cave house, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. In former times housing the cells of a prison, this ancient monastery is steeped in history. If you want a luxurious cave accommodation in a traditional Cappadocian village, then this is the place.
Comprised of six beautifully restored and integrated cave houses, all 18 rooms in the Gamirasu are designed in harmony with the natural fairy chimney surroundings, as well as the comforts of a modern hotel.
Set in the heart of Cappadocia, the Gamirasu is an intimate and exquisitely restored Byzantine monastic retreat with a well deserved reputation of being one of the best hotels in the region. They focus on service, attention to detail and the warmth of a home away from home.
A 12th century Byzantine Christian church forms part of the Gamirasu, and until recently, part of the hotel was still used by Christian monks. Much care has been taken to blend the historic facades with the natural curves of the Cappadocian landscape to preserve its traditional style and appearance whilst providing you with the utmost in modern conveniences.
The finish is stylish and the atmosphere inviting and romantic. Indeed, it is the perfect honeymoon destination, with many couples choosing the intimate cave suites for access to some of the most breathtaking and unforgettable scenery in the world. The sense of tranquility and authentic village atmosphere around the Gamirasu is instantly soothing, with nothing to disturb you but the sound of birds and sumptuous aromas drifting across the warm air from the old Monastic kitchen.
Breakfast consists of all local and organically grown produce, including freshly baked bread, yoghurt, honeycomb and fresh fruit.
The closest Airport to Cappadocia is in Kayseri and it is 75 kms. from Gamirasu. There are 5-6 flights a day from April through October and 3 from November through March operated by Turkish Airlines, Onur Air and Fly Air.
Please contact Gamirasu for the schedules and transfers from Kayseri Airport.
A 7km hiking trail departs from the front door of the hotel and follows a remote valley with a beautiful brook flowing down the middle. In every direction, you are surrounded by breathtaking views, extraordinary natural shapes and a myriad of cave-dwellings to explore. It really is the most mesmerizing of destinations.